Plant or group of plants produced and maintained by cultivation.
To prepare or prepare and use to grow plants; to improve the growth of.
The state of being cultivated; to artificially plant, tend, improve and harvest crops and other plants.
Shaped like a knife blade.
Cultivation of soil or other growth medium; captive breeding of animals or plants; growing of microorganisms or other live tissue in a nutrient medium or when referring to such a colony.
Of, relating to, or affecting the skin.
Glossary: CW number
Coding system used to organise and refer to unidentified catfishes, though not necessarily undescribed or distinct species, of the genus Corydoras. Works in tandem with the similar C number system. The system was invented by Ian A. M. Fuller in reference to his website ‘Corydoras World’ but is now in popular use worldwide.
Phylum of generally blue-green coloured bacteria, often confused with algae, that obtain their energy via photosynthesis and include unicellular and colonial species. Some species occur commonly in aquaria where they're normally regarded as pests.
Process of maturing a biological filter to some extent prior to the addition of livestock.
Glossary: cyclo-ctenoid scale
Scale type with morphology intermediate between cycloid and ctenoid, possessing reduced ctenii that are smooth to the touch. Common to certain groups of fishes, e.g., characids.
Glossary: cycloid scale
Scale type having a smooth margin.
Genus of freshwater copepods characterised and so named by possession of a single, large, median eye. Sometimes cultured as food for fry or very small fishes.
In biology, a small sac forming a capsule within which certain organisms remain during the larval or dormant stage.
Branch of genetics biology concerned with cell structure and function, particularly that of chromosomes.
Branch of biology concerned with the structure and function of plant and animal cells